Good news, everyone; the major refurbishment of Disney Village is now underway! The scanky old video arcade behind the Scène Centrale has now been gutted, and the Scène itself is already partly dismantled.
The space left by the arcade will aparently be converted into a small stage which will play host to a numner of childrens shows. The toilets adjeacent will also be refurbished and expanded.
Meanwhile, work on a brand new video arcade is underway in the new IMAX building - the new arcade promises to be lightyears ahead of its predecessor. Built on three stories, it will feature a miniature bowling alley, a bar area, and nothing but the latest in video games. The Imagineers have designed the building's interior, which will feature different themed sections. (No word as to what these themes might be yet though.) The whole thing should be open by Christmas!
In addition to all this, the giant metal pylons that run down the centre of Disney Village should be disappearing over the next few months, along with the "starry sky" effect. (Perhaps the only bit of the current Village decoration that I'll miss.)
I haven't found any photos of this yet - could someone oblige?